Perth - Darwin

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Travel Route: Perth - Darwin

This fairly new tourist area has a lot to offer; beaches, coral reefs, national parks and old mining cities. During this trip it is common to hardly see another person due to driving such long distances of uninhabitable land. There is a lot to experience along this journey. On the Swan river you'll experience an adrenaline boost during the jet boat trip. Dolphins have never been so close to the beach as they are in Monkey Mia, experience the aboriginal culture in Karratha and visit the China wall in Halls Creek. Go to Kelly's Know lookout or the Diversion Dam in Kununurra and end this great trip in Darwin where you can have sunset drinks in the Casuarina Coastal Reserve or picnic in one of the beautiful Botanical Gardens.

Itinerary

Day 1: Perth - Cervantes
Day 2: Cervantes - Geraldton
Day 3: Geraldton - Monkey Mia
Day 4: Monkey Mia
Day 5: Monkey Mia - Carnarvon
Day 6: Carnarvon - Exmouth
Day 7: Exmouth - Karratha
Day 8: Karratha - Port Hedland
Day 9: Port Hedland - Broome
Day 10: Broome
Day 11: Broome - Fitzroy Crossing
Day 12: Fitzroy Crossing - Halls Creek
Day 13: Halls Creek - Kununurra
Day 14: Kununurra
Day 15: Kununurra - Katherine
Day 16: Katherine - Darwin

Highlights

Location: Shark Bay World Heritage Area | Credit: Tourism Western Australia

Monkey Mia Itinerary: Day 4

Monkey Mia is one of Western Australia's most famous dolphin watching destinations. This calm bay is world famous for the pod of friendly dolphins that visit the shore most days to be hand fed.

Located 25 kilometres from the town of Denham in the Shark Bay World Heritage area, Monkey Mia offers a unique chance to see wild dolphins in their natural habitat – and the experience is free!

Location: Pilbara | Credit: Tourism Western Australia

Karratha Itinerary: Day 7

A modern and well serviced town, Karratha boasts a major airport and the northwest's largest shopping centre. It is the starting point for many tours and adventure experiences in the surrounding areas including Millstream and Karijini National Parks, the magnificent Dampier Archipelago, and the Burrup Peninsula - the world's most prolific Aboriginal rock engraving site with over 10,000 identified Aboriginal art sites.

LLocation: East Kimberley | Credit: Tourism Western Australia

Old Halls Creek Itinerary: Day 12

Old Halls Creek is a picturesque deserted township where the ruins of several old mud brick buildings remain as testament to what was once a booming town, with a population of over 3,000 people.

Video

Old Halls Creek Ghost Town
In this video you’ll get an inside look of what the ghost town of Old Halls Creek looks like.

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